Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus

Posted by robertpriddy on December 1, 2012

It is always worth reminding the public how incredibly misinformed Sathya Sai Baba was about other religions. His ‘teaching’, supposedly so pure and compassionate, actually blackened those who criticise, spread negative news or raise doubts as committing ‘the worst of sins’, even when there are valid grounds and openness is justified. Thus, on Christmas Day (of all days celebrating a forgiving and compassionate person), Sai Baba doomed his critics to unredemption, even throughout any number of future births ( see his infamous Christmas Discourse, 2000). He even called dissenters ‘Judases’ implying that he was Jesus-like. (He was surely also quite unaware of the modern Biblical research about Judas, Jesus’ closest disciple, who it emerges did not ‘betray’ him at all but followed Jesus’ plan and the rules of the Romans in so doing.) Though I am far from being a believer in any religion, it is only fair to contrast the religious doctrines Sai Baba relied on to recorded and researched facts about Christianity.

Here I repost what former followers Brian Steel discovered had been erased from the published material by all Sai Baba editors. Tony O’Clery also commented on this discovery, saying that the much-revered ‘voice of the avatar’, Sai Baba, was nothing but that of a confused and ignorant person, basing this on the published discourse Sai Baba gave on Christmas Day in 1996. Though his ideas of Christianity are found among many backward Indian peasants (which is his background culture) it is still perplexing to any slightly educated person the Sai Baba’s ‘omniscient’  hodge-podge could be so wrong and surpass many an infantile school essay for laughability:-

“Sai Baba again is proved a fake out of his own mouth. From Brian Steel’s site. The 1996 Christmas Day Discourse (also videotaped and sold by James Redmond) Here are some of the statements (as they were interpreted on the spot) which this amazing videotape registered:

1. “Three hundred and fifty years B.C., before Christ, Jews lived. However, among Jews, there were religions such as Islam and Christianity. People of that land, they are all Jews. That land is the birthplace of both the religions, Islam and Christianity. The Hebrew language was very prominent. This Hebrew language is more or less equal to our Sanskrit.”

2. “Christianity is not just 2,000 years in its origin. It was there even before Christ, 350 years. There the divinity is explained very clearly.”

3. “The name and the fame of Jesus Christ have spread far and wide. Here, at this moment, there are two schools of thought. The first group of thought – Roman Catholics. There is another group that fought with this group. This group is called Protestants. As they protested, they are Protestants. So among Jews there are these two groups: Catholics and Protestants.”

4. “The difference of opinion has increased day by day. This led to Jesus, whose life was in danger. Jews there in Jerusalem did not permit Jesus to go there. Like this, religious conflict and fighting was ever on the rise. There were 250 schools of thought, divisions there. They also monopolized certain countries. Because of so many groups there, they all attempted even to harm Jesus. Romans on one side. Catholics on the other side. Luther on another side. There were so many groups that went on changing. All these differences are based on violence, and that led to madness.”

5. “Because of this attachment to group affiliations, naturally there was conflict and fighting. Religious affiliation leads to ego. This led to confusion among them as to what Jesus said right or wrong.”

O’Clery reflected: “Doubtless, the Sathya Sai Organization editors saw that Sathya Sai Baba had had a bad day. They thoughtfully cast into oblivion SSBs extraordinary statements on Christian and Jewish history, but readers of their official printed version will never know that he made these statements because all they will see in Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. XXIX is a brief editorial note on page 393: [Bhagavan gave a brief account of the Jewish concept of the creation of the cosmos and referred to the birth of Jesus as the son of Mary and Joseph.]”

There’s plenty more where that came from!
 Sathya Sai Baba on Moses’ love for Jesus!
Sathya Sai Baba reveals what Jesus & the Three Kings etc. really said!
Sathya Sai Baba’s claimed to be the Cosmic Christ
and Sathya Sai Baba compared to the historical Jesus

2 Responses to “Sathya Sai Baba and Jesus”

  1. A good piece, Robert, as usual highly informative. Sai Baba seems to have been suffering from an ever increasing Messiah complex. As to the question Eileen Weed raises in her comment: ‘I wonder about how easily we balanced complete faith in his divinity, with complete ease at editing his muddled talk for mass comsumption. If he was really god, why did we feel the need to blatently change his words of “Truth”?’, yes, the most often heard ‘explanation was: It’s His leela.

    A useful concept to more fully understand this kind of phenomenon is cognitive dissonance. The phrase was coined by Leon Festinger in his 1956 book When Prophecy Fails, which chronicled the followers of a UFO cult as reality clashed with their fervent belief in an impending apocalypse. When Prophecy Fails gives an account of the deepening of cult members’ faith following the failure of a cult’s prophecy that a UFO landing was imminent. The believers met at a pre-determined place and time, believing they alone would survive the Earth’s destruction. The appointed time came and passed without incident. They faced acute cognitive dissonance: had they been the victim of a hoax? Had they donated their worldly possessions in vain? Most members chose to believe something less dissonant to resolve reality not meeting their expectations: they believed that the aliens had given earth a second chance, and the group was now empowered to spread the word that earth-spoiling must stop. The group dramatically increased their proselytism despite the failed prophecy.

    Cognitive dissonance theory explains human behavior by positing that people have a bias to seek consonance between their expectations and reality. According to Festinger, people engage in a process he termed “dissonance reduction”, which can be achieved in one of three ways: lowering the importance of one of the discordant factors, adding consonant elements, or changing one of the dissonant factors. This bias sheds light on otherwise puzzling, irrational, and even destructive behavior. Simply put, dissonance is aroused when people are confronted with information that is inconsistent with their beliefs. If the dissonance is not reduced by changing one’s belief, the dissonance can result in restoring consonance through misperception, rejection or refutation of the information, seeking support from others who share the beliefs, and attempting to persuade others.

    Devotees engaged in dissonance reduction on a large scale, to avoid the inherent frustration and unease which would have otherwise followed.

    Chris Dokter

    Well put, and thanks Chris! Cognitive dissonance has virtually always to be preceded by a cognitive narrowing and absolutisation of some idea system, involving self-censorship, and the condition this produces (within closed cult circles not least) can be alleviated by cognitive therapy.

  2. eileenweed said

    Brilliant! The quotes given above are exactly what sb said. The reason why his discourses were edited for print is obvious, but looking back at my time as a devotee, I wonder about how easily we balanced complete faith in his divinity, with complete ease at editing his muddled talk for mass comsumption. If he was really god, why did we feel the need to blatently change his words of “Truth”?

    Comment from Robert: Devotees who still thought he was despite all genuine divinity were very perplexed but the good old catch-all explanation was “It is part of his testing us, his ways are inscrutable. It is his ‘leela’ play” and so on, as you know, of course.

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